Monthly Archives: May 2012

Turnip the AC

We thought we were done with soup, but a cold front — it’s only in the 80s — swept through. We went light on the seasoning and salt because smoked turkey has an intense flavor. Smoked Turkey and Turnip Soup … Continue reading

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Asian Fusion Chicken

This is a simple marinade that will work for four large chicken breasts or six to eight thighs or legs. Grill the meat for the best results, but it can be baked in a pinch. Asian Marinade 1/4 cup soy … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn with Feta

By Katherine Remember last year when we made grilled corn and posted all those pretty pictures to go with? Some of you may vaguely recall a yellow brick road of juicy corn kernels specked with herbs, gleaming with melted butter. … Continue reading

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Leftovers have feelings too

It’s sort of feeling like the week after Thanksgiving around here…. Smoked Turkey Tostadas 2 1/2 cups chopped smoked turkey or grilled chicken 1/2 an onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp olive oil 14.5 ounce can of diced … Continue reading

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The Gimlet

By Katherine Don Draper can keep his martinis or Old Fashioneds. I’ll have what Betty’s having… The Gimlet 2 ounces simple syrup Juice from one lime 2 ounces gin To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water. Cook … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes with Rosemary

This is a very hearty, heavy dish that gets better and better the more cheese you add. Scalloped Potatoes 3 tbsp butter 3 lbs potatoes washed and sliced thin 1 1/4 cup cream 1 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup finely … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Rules

This pate is basically adapted from the great Julia. It lasts for about a week and makes enough for a good sized dinner party. Serve on crackers or crusts of bread fried in olive oil. It’s also great on leftover … Continue reading

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Garlic 0, Dog 2

Once again my dog has decided that we just should not have a crop of garlic this year. After he did this, I tried to create a buffer of chairs so he could not jump the fence. They failed. I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam with Brown Sugar and Orange Zest

Strawberry season came early this year. I changed the original recipe to include a mix of sugars and some orange zest. If you are new to canning go here for a how to. Strawberry Preserves 9 cups fresh strawberries 2 … Continue reading

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Smoked Turkey Salad

By Katherine Those of you who follow us on Facebook may have seen the photos I posted of Greg starting the smoker at 7 a.m. and still smoking away 12 hours later. The man really likes to smoke and a … Continue reading

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